Cost of Turkeys Going up This Holiday Season

Inflation is affecting the price of almost everything we buy and that includes the cost of turkeys this Thanksgiving. Our William Langston spoke with shoppers rethinking their holiday dinner budgets. 

Brandon Deen lives here in Cheyenne, the one item he’s noticed that’s increased in price is meat.

“I mean, a decently large sized turkey could be about $25 to $27, and now you’re getting a 10lb for 40 or 50 bucks, depending on where you go.”

Budgeting is always a priority for Brandon, especially during the holidays.

“That’s that’s what I always try to do regardless, is trying to get a budget for groceries. It’s been a little bit of a challenge with the prices going up. But I mean, where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Brenda Curtis just hopes inflation doesn’t end up hurting some people this holiday season.

“I just hope people can get well fed and stay nice and warm for the cold season.”

As people of Cheyenne try to budget for the upcoming holiday season. Places like ‘Meals on Wheels’ of Cheyenne has seen the need of food double since last year.

“We’ve also not only seen the price of food go up, but the price of gas. For our volunteers delivering the food and the number of clients we’ve served, we’ve almost doubled since January of 2022.”

And Rhianna Brand wants to stress that even though more people may not be able to afford a meal this year, ‘Meals on Wheels’ will always be here to help out:

“But if people can’t pay, we’re never going to turn them away. So absolutely, there is a way greater need. And so that’s why it’s important to ask the community to be generous and give to those that may be less fortunate.”

‘Meals on Wheels’ of Cheyenne along with 4 other non profits will be gathering on November 17th, 18th, and 19th at the King Soopers grocery store on Dell Range Blvd for the annual holiday food drive. 

William Langston, Your Wyoming Link Cheyenne.